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Yes, but will it model sheep?. . .

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Link to a Seattle Times article about a Fort Lewis Stryker unit being deployed to Ewe-topia so that (among other things), Stryker soldiers can improve their animal husbandry. The recently completely urban warfare training center, Leschi Town (MOUT?)at Fort Lewis includes a five story office building and farm, but not the 70 sheep that Eww-topia offers, thus filling an apparently vital yet hard to predict need in the medium-weight brigade concept. Please note that a photo-opportunity will be provided after the training exercise -- if this is open to the public, I am sorely tempted to check it out.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002647447_sheep26m.html

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This wouldn't happen to be anywhere near that Enumclaw place, would it? "Search and Sensitive Site Exploitation" sounds a little scary, if you know what I mean! :eek:

Just hope those soldier boys know enough not to, uh, 'interact' with any horses! :D

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What do they tell helicopter to do pilots in Iraq? If you need to set down in an emergency aim for a field where sheep are grazing. Substantially reduces the likelyhood of landing in a minefield. Maybe BFC will code flocks of sheep the same time they do civilians. Same behaviors, different polygons ;)

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In the early days of the Normandy invasion, US soldiers would often check fields to see if there were cows in them. If there were cows, then no mines. My great-uncle was a paratrooper in the 82nd, and one of the very, very few war stories we got out of him revolved around cows.

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